One fails to find any justification in raising the prices of fourteen medicines from 25 to 50 percent, when generally the market has been showing restraint after decrease in CNG prices. Medicines are moreover, not luxury items, so to speak that do not seem to matter much to the affluent classes but to the average man their availability and affordability can make the difference between life and death. It is for this reason that medicine prices are kept in a rational limit and no where one comes across any government or authority suddenly jacking up the prices by as much as 50 percent. A casual look at how things have fared under the present setup seems like a systematic victimisation of the middle and lower middle class. It is shocking to compare how strictly the drugs market is kept under control in other countries with roughly same economic growth and per-capita income. A reason for this discrepancy is that the basic of the earthly ills namely greed has been dictating most spheres in life here in our country. It is being suspected that the pharmaceutical companies both local and foreign have a role as well, given the terrible haste by the government to fulfil their wishes. Medicine is a necessity that saves lives that cannot be denied to the people merely because the government has to pander to corporate interest.